Star players who will never lead a team to a ring. These guys are seen as number one players on a team but really are number two options, or else seen as number two options and are really third options. James Harden - He'd make a great #2 option but his team will never win if he's #1. Paul George - He's not even a #2. Strictly a #3, maybe worse. Kyrie Irving - Even in his prime he couldn't be a number 1. These Guys Won't - but could under the right conditions: Westbrook - I think he has the talent, toughness and mentality to carry a team, but chemistry is an issue. I don't think he ever will lead a team to championship but could under the right coach and with the right make up of a team around him. Not Sure About: Kevin Durant - Mentality issues. If he matures he has what it takes to lead a team. But I'm not sure if he will. Notice the defensive issues here. The guys who lead as true number 1's do it well on both ends. The only exception is where a team wins more by committee rather than with one obvious star leader.